The UCLA /GLAWLAVA Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation program for Pain Medicine is a great place to begin a career in pain medicine. We strive to train leaders in the field. The ACGME status, multidisciplinary staff, and national reputation of UCLA give the program instant recognition for those seeking a strong training environment.
|Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (117) |
11301 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90073
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The Fellow has clinical and research opportunities in all aspects of spinal disease.
Clinical surgery includes anterior and posterior approaches to the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine and utilization of most instrumentation systems. Entities treated include spinal deformity, trauma, tumors, and degenerative diseases. The fellowship also includes clinical and surgical opportunities at the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Medical Center. The Fellow has attending privileges at this facility where there is a multitude of spinal pathology. The Fellow will also work closely with the orthopaedic surgery residents and participate in weekly teaching conferences.
|Department of Orthopaedic Surgery |
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095-6902
The UCLA Spine Center PM&R Spine Medicine Fellowship is designed to train physicians with an emphasis on an interdisciplinary approach to spinal disorders and their management.
Each fellow completing the Spine Medicine Fellowship will have worked alongside a multidisciplinary team that includes Physiatrists, Anesthesiologists, Neurologists, Pediatricians, Psychiatrists, Neurosurgeons, Orthopedic Spine Surgeons, Physical Therapists, and Psychologists in obtaining expertise in Spine Medicine. This will include the prescription of physical therapy/modalities, use of opioid and adjuvant medications, electrodiagnostic medicine, and bracing. Substantial training in interventional spine procedures at all spinal levels and minor surgical procedures ( Kyphoplasty, Vertebroplasty, and Spinal Cord and Peripheral Stimulators) will also be emphasized. In addition to general musculoskeletal and spine disorders, there will be exposure to cervicogenic headaches, facial pain, cancer pain, vertebral compression fractures, and scoliosis. The spine fellow will also be responsible for the coordination of patient care between various services and assist in the education of PM&R residents and medical students from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
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